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Damn You, Autocorrect!

Ransom Riggs

My phone thinks it's smarter than I am. It has a nasty habit of twisting my words -- before I'm even done typing them -- into things that are radically different from what I meant to type.

Coca-Cola: Coupon Pioneers

Colin Patrick

In today’s world, it is pure, irritating routine to walk to the mailbox and be greeted with a smattering of coupons. But, that wasn’t always the case.

Can a Blood Test Diagnose Concussions?

Meghan Holohan

Ann McKee at Boston University School of Medicine examines the donated brains of former professional athletes to understand how repeated head injuries affect the brain.

Making Puppets With Jim Henson

Jill Harness

Muppet fans are sure to enjoy this great puppet-making video featuring Jim Henson. While the creations aren't as detailed as Muppets, they are much faster to make.

Brain Game: Math Square #50

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).

7 Seminal Robots

David K. Israel

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Morning Cup of Links: Brave Cat and Deadmau5

Miss Cellania

Triclosan and triclocarban are chemicals used to kill germs in surgical patients.

Weekend Links: Playing With the Moon

Allison Keene

From Jane, a fantastic set of photos featured on NPR.com: playing with the moon.

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 10

NFL WEEK TEN I posted last week's column a day late, on Saturday, and for whatever reason, the extra day seemed to make a world of difference.

Weekend Links: Snow White Does Hip Hop

Allison Keene

From Flossy reader Shilo comes a great link from Gizmodo: "You've never heard Disney like this: the sampled sounds of Snow White remixed, reshuffled, and refitted into a soaring trip-hop be

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

They’re not the most beautiful songs, or the most musically important. In fact, a few could literally drive you nuts.

The Late Movies: Mario Theme

Miss Cellania

Almost as popular as the plumber/hero himself, the Mario theme is one that people who don't even play the games know by heart. It can be performed in all kinds of ways,.

How the Big 12 Schools Got Their Nicknames

Scott Allen

Much of Big 12 country is farmland, which is evident in the original nicknames of many of its teams.

The Number of the Day: 1.5 Million

Gabrielle Linnell

In 2007, there were roughly 1.5 million U.S.

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